Badminton is set to follow tennis and football by introducing technology to review disputed line-calls, officials said on Wednesday, in an attempt to ease one of the sport’s major flash-points.

A test set-up will be used at next month’s Sudirman Cup in Malaysia before the new system goes live at the Indonesian Open in September, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement.

“What we are doing is similar to other sports — the rules and principles are essentially the same as sports such as tennis, though the technology and process may differ slightly,” said BWF deputy president Paisan Rangsikitpho.

“At the end of the day we want to further enhance the integrity of match play and the decisions which are made.”

However, the new system remains very much in the planning stages with the BWF still undecided on which of the various available technologies to use, just a month from the start of the Sudirman Cup. — AFP

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